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April 4 to 15 2018

Discover the flavours of Broadbeach

8 Apr 2018

There are a few key ingredients you need for an unforgettable day of food, fun and entertainment and Broadbeach has them all. 

Great flavours, picture-perfect scenery and plenty of entertainment to match. Bliss! 

Broadbeach is right in the middle of the Commonwealth Games action. The popular precinct is a major hub for Festival 2018 and is home to the Lawn Bowls, Netball preliminary rounds and Basketball finals competition. 

Foodie heaven 

Broadbeach is famous for its restaurants and bars. From Brazilian feasts to Japanese, modern Australian, smoky American fare and more, you will find something to get your tastebuds tingling. Restaurants take walk ins and cater to a range of budgets. Just show up, follow your nose and see where the flavours take you! 

Restaurant in Broadbeach
Discover restaurants creating a new fusion of flavours. Photo: Destination Gold Coast
Guests dine at a restaurant in Broadbeach
If you love al fresco dining, Broadbeach is the place for you. Photo: Tourism & Events Queensland.
Surf Parade
Surf Parade is one of many dining and entertainment centres in Broadbeach. Photo: Tourism & Events Queensland

Cafés for days 

With the backdrop of one of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful beaches, Broadbeach is a destination of choice for coffee and café connoisseurs. Start the day with a freshly brewed cup and a baked good (or two). If you’re feeling energised, take a walk through Kurrawa Park, or the Borobi Fan Trail will take you all the way through Surfers Paradise and Main Beach to the Optus Aquatic Centre. 

Guests dine at a cafe in Broadbeach
Relax, cup of coffee in hand, at one of Broadbeach's many cafes. Photo: Tourism & Events Queensland

Stages and roundabouts 

If you feel like indulging in arts and culture as well as food, you've come to the right place. Festival 2018 at Broadbeach is showcasing hundreds of artists during the Games.  

For music, adrenaline and action, head to the open air 360-degree Roundabout Stage on Surf Parade. From dance to urban circus and physical theatre, you’ll be amazed and in awe of the high-energy performances. On the other end of Surf Parade you’ll find the Queensland Music Stage. It’s already hosted Amy Shark and still has plenty of nights of the hottest bands and artists including Bobby Alu, The Jungle Giants, Regurgitator and Kate Miller-Heidke.

Kurrawa Park is the place to let your imagination out to play. Explore Arboria, a giant inflatable maze, check out one of the family shows or experience the intricate and thought-provoking creations of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and First Nations artists and communities. 

The Roundabout Stage in Broadbeach
Get a 360-degree view of the action on the spectacular Roundabout Stage
Performer on the Roundabout Stage
High energy entertainment, every day of GC2018

Festival 2018 at Broadbeach is presented by The Star Gold Coast.

Lawn Bowls, Netball and Basketball 

Broadbeach Bowls Club is just a hop, skip and jump away from the restaurants, shops and Festival 2018 entertainment. Lawn Bowls is on until Friday 13 April and you can get a ticket to the action from $10 for kids and $20 for adults. The Gold Coast Convention Centre is hosting the Netball preliminary action as well as the Basketball finals. If you move fast, you might be able to get your hands on some of the last remaining Netball tickets.  

The crowd watch the bowls at Broadbeach Bowls Club
See Lawn Bowls live at Broadbeach Bowls Club


Find out more about beautiful Broadbeach, places to eatFestival 2018 and the sports on show at GC2018.